Workshops and Coaching

One of the best ways to start using Natural Happiness methods is to learn them by experience, through an interactive workshop or coaching session. There are two main ways you can do this: just click on the relevant section below.

Open Workshops:

These include in-person, from 2 hours to a residential weekend, and online, all led by Alan Heeks. See more here.

Tailored Workshops and Coaching:

Alan has trained a small team of Natural Happiness Advocates who can work with you online or in person to create tailored processes for groups or individuals. See more here.

CURRENT EVENTS

Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 7

Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 7

Use Organic Gardening Skills to Cultivate Yourself This is a unique chance to hear Alan share the stories behind his new book, Natural Happiness: use organic gardening skills to cultivate yourself. He will describe how these methods have helped him and many others....

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Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 20

Natural Happiness: Online Event | March 20

Deepening the Roots of Resilience Alan Heeks shares some powerful insights from his new book, Natural Happiness, and from his research on raising community resilience. Compost your troubles! Alan has been exploring parallels between environmental and human...

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Tailored Workshops and Coaching

We have a small team of Natural Happiness Advocates who can design and facilitate a wide range of events and sessions using this material, both in person and online. For groups, these are usually participative workshops where people can learn by experience, lasting from 90 minutes to 2 hours, or a full day. For individuals, coaching sessions might last 1-2 hours, and can be offered as a one-off or a series.

Whilst a garden or outdoor setting is ideal, we can deliver workshops indoors or online. Here are some examples of the groups we can work with:

  • public service teams (NHS and others) wanting to reduce burnout and handle stress better;
  • work teams (business and non-profit) wanting fresh approaches to resilience and creativity;
  • networks concerned with sustainability, mental health and wellbeing;
  • gardening groups and horticultural societies interested in how gardening skills can become life skills;
  • students and young people wanting a fresh approach to future challenges;
  • community groups wanting to grow mutual support, climate responses and resilience skills.

Individual coaching sessions can provide tailored support and processes for a wide range of issues, including work situations, personal challenges, living with bigger issues such as climate change, and community projects.

 

If you’d like an exploratory conversation, please contact the Advocate of your choice:

Dilip Karia

Dilip Karia

Natural Happiness Advocate

I am a fully qualified coach, counsellor and psychotherapist, with 20 years ongoing experience of working with groups and individuals. My driving force is always to support others to unlock their potential, in a gentle and caring way that is sustainable, respectful and environmentally responsible.

I have facilitated Alan Heeks’ wonderfully crafted Natural Happiness material in workshops for executive coaches and local authority employees, and was thrilled with the feedback that the participants reported. The consensus was that a deeper connection between mind, body and nature had led to a strong feeling of interrelatedness with each other. This in turn intensified empathy and dissolved perceived barriers. From here anything is possible!

The impact of the courses compelled me to become a Nature Advocate as I believe this would be a wonderful way of sharing Alan’s concepts with an even wider audience. I would be delighted to discuss how we could co-create a workshop together that would support you, your teams and your communities to achieve their desired goals. I can work with groups from organisations in the business, public and non-profit sectors, as well as with individuals and community groups, and I would welcome an informal, exploratory conversation. Together we will develop a solution: your best interest is my goal.

I live and work in Hampshire and often travel to deliver sessions in different parts of the U.K. Additionally I have extensive experience of facilitating online sessions.

Email:
Tel: 07956 387350

Jesús López

Jesús López

Natural Happiness Advocate

Welcome to the world of sustainable living and natural happiness! I’m Jesús López, a devoted teacher at the University of Puerto Rico. Inspired by a passion for environmental issues and sustainable development, I’ve crafted transformative workshops in Spanish and English, both on-site (Puerto Rico and the Caribbean) and online, for diverse audiences.
As an advocate for integrating the principles of natural happiness into daily life, my focus is on empowering individuals, communities, and businesses to lead lives that are not only more sustainable and resilient but also filled with joy. My unique approach is designed for anyone seeking a balanced life.
If you’re ready to embark on a journey towards a more sustainable, resilient, and joy-filled life, I invite you to join one of my upcoming workshops in Spanish or English. Reach out to learn more about our scheduled events and how you can be a part of this positive change. Let’s take the first step together towards a brighter and more harmonious future. See you there!

Click here to read in Spanish.

Email:
Tel: +1 787-767-6845

Simon McIntosh

Simon McIntosh

Natural Happiness Advocate

Simon McIntosh lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. The consistent thread through his career has been working with individuals and communities to improve their lives and local environments, following a Masters degree in Environmental Psychology. In recent years his work has included practice in business and life coaching, adding to decades of experience in group facilitation. His ongoing business with his life partner involves deep personal transformation work in group settings.
Simon can work with Natural Happiness clients in the whole of the North East of England down to its borders with North Yorkshire and across to Cumbria. His work focuses on events for business and public service as well as with community groups. Simon is also very experienced in running online events and will be offering these with Natural Happiness.

Email:
Tel: 07505 398019

Maya Orme-Lynch

Maya Orme-Lynch

Natural Happiness Advocate

I am here to help you find your natural state of happiness through a journey of regenerative growth.
With 18 years experience of facilitating group workshops to all ages and abilities, including special schools, wellbeing groups, corporate team building days and environmental awareness events, I am also a fully qualified and experienced Sivananda Yoga Teacher.
Combining my energised and powerful group facilitation skills with Alan Heeks beautifully mapped out process I will help you to cultivate natural happiness from within.
I am able to deliver Natural Happiness sessions in person in the South and South West of England, Wales and Scotland, or anywhere in the world via zoom. I am an English native speaker, and I speak fluent spanish.
I am skilled at facilitating groups of all sizes with a particular interest and passion for working with people struggling with mental health issues.

Email:
Tel: 07855 692840

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